Ngahau e Whā

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Step into your spotlight

Due to COVID-19, Ngahau e Whā has been postponed until further notice. We will leave our applications open and we will get in touch again as soon as we can. Stay safe and kia kaha tātou! 

Ngahau e Whā is a FREE 5-week performance programme for rangatahi Māori wanting to grow their pūkenga on stage. Get mentored by experts in drama, hip hop music, mau rakau, ngā mahi ā rēhia and street dance to get you ready to step into your spotlight.

If you’re rangatahi Māori living in the Waikato, this could be your golden moment. 

Ngahau e Whaa

The 5-week programme will nourish a life-long love of expression and push your abilities to shine in performance.

This programme has no cost but will require rangatahi who are committed to the full 5 weeks and willing to be guided and mentored. 

The programme is funded by Creative New Zealand and delivered by Creative Waikato.

What do I get out of the programme?

  1. Get mentored - alongside budding performers like you
  2. Get pushed - to take your talent to the next level
  3. Get performing - step into your spotlight

How do I apply?

  • Apply for one of the workshops below
  • We will then process the applications and select participants
  • You will be informed if your application has been accepted

Can I apply?

You are welcome to apply if you are…

  1. Rangatahi Māori
  2. Interested or involved in performing arts (drama, hip hop music, mau rakau, ngā mahi ā rēhia and street dance) and want to progress this further with the help of a mentor
  3. Available and committed to 5 weeks of arts workshops (dates to be advised) 
  4. Available for a final wananga and performance (date to be advised) 

Apply here

Apply for the workshops below which will be concentrated in the following areas of the Waikato:

mentored by Waimihi Hotere
APPLY for drama (Paeroa)

Hip hop music mentored by Koma Conner
APPLY for hip hop music (Thames)

Mau rakau mentored by Bodie Taylor
APPLY for mau rakau (Karāpiro)

Ngā mahi ā rēhia mentored by Maria Huata
APPLY for ngā mahi ā rēhia (Putāruru)

Drama mentored by Max and Theo Palamo
APPLY drama (Te Kauwhata)

Street dance mentored by Logan Clendon
APPLY for street dance (Huntly)

Any other pātai?